3 to ask him, "Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?"

Other Translations of Matthew 11:3

King James Version

3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?

English Standard Version

3 and said to him, "Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?"

The Message

3 to ask, "Are you the One we've been expecting, or are we still waiting?"

New King James Version

3 and said to Him, "Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?"

New Living Translation

3 "Are you the Messiah we've been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?"

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Matthew 11:3

Commentary on Matthew 11:2-6

(Read Matthew 11:2-6)

Some think that John sent this inquiry for his own satisfaction. Where there is true faith, yet there may be a mixture of unbelief. The remaining unbelief of good men may sometimes, in an hour of temptation; call in question the most important truths. But we hope that John's faith did not fail in this matter, and that he only desired to have it strengthened and confirmed. Others think that John sent his disciples to Christ for their satisfaction. Christ points them to what they heard and saw. Christ's gracious condescensions and compassions to the poor, show that it was he that should bring to the world the tender mercies of our God. Those things which men see and hear, if compared with the Scriptures, direct in what way salvation is to be found. It is difficult to conquer prejudices, and dangerous not to conquer them; but those who believe in Christ, their faith will be found so much the more to praise, and honour, and glory.